Obama's Legacy: What He Accomplished as President

Obama's Legacy: What He Accomplished as President

by Michael I. Days

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As President Obama's time in the White House draws to a close, this celebratory book documents his transformative accomplishments.

Evidence indicates President Barack Obama has been tremendously successful and effective by objective measures. On economic indicators alone, he is credited with the longest streak of job growth in U.S. history, a two-thirds reduction in the federal budget deficit, and the rebounding of the stock market to record highs following the record lows of the recession under his predecessor. His victories have come against a backdrop of criticism and sometimes open defiance from conservatives, lack of cooperation in Congress, and racially tinged commentary in traditional and social media. Through it all, the President who campaigned on a slogan of 'Yes, We Can!' has persevered in his determination to make a difference and left an indelible mark on American politics and the world. LEGACY is a commemoration of his eight years in the White House.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455596614
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 871,780
File size: 34 MB
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About the Author

MICHAEL I. DAYS is editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. Under his leadership, the Daily News has won dozens of national, state, and local awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2010. He sits on the national board of the Associated Press Media Editors and is the former editor of its quarterly magazine, APME NEWS. Days has been a frequent guest and commentator on radio and television in the Philadelphia market and is a sought-after speaker, panelist, and moderator in many venues.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I A Man of the People

Chapter 1 The Young 13

Chapter 2 Women 20

Chapter 3 African Americans 36

Chapter 4 LGBT 58

Chapter 5 Immigrants 69

Chapter 6 The Disabled and the Elderly 75

Chapter 7 Veterans 81

Chapter 8 Prisoners 89

Chapter 9 Workers 94

Part II A Man of Action

Chapter 10 The Economy 101

Chapter 11 Defense 116

Chapter 12 Diplomacy 125

Chapter 13 Justice 136

Chapter 14 Labor 148

Chapter 15 Education 153

Chapter 16 Housing and Urban Development 162

Chapter 17 Transportation 166

Chapter 18 Homeland Security 172

Chapter 19 Agriculture 176

Part III A Man of Conviction

Chapter 20 Health 181

Chapter 21 Energy and the Environment 189

Chapter 22 Technology 197

Conclusion: Seeds of Change 205

Epilogue 207

Chronology 211

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

Bibliography 249

Index 279

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